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It fits just fine which made me very happy since I bought it off of ebay. My only problem with it is the neck. The rim around the neck hits me right in a spot that triggers all of my clostrophobic buttons. Is there any thing that I can do to make it so it doesn't make me freak out becuase 1. 2 miles is a long way to feel like I'm going to die.
 

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Put bodyglide around your neck. I had the same issue with my suit last year and it seemed to solve the problem. Otherwise you are going to get cut! I know.... Strange how some of these suits fit.
 

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I'm going to try that but it's more of the pressure on my throat that I can't stand. I'm hoping that once i get it wet it will ease up the tension a bit.
 

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It was the same with me (still is same suit... Orca). The pressure was the issue, but once getting into the water that pressure should be relieved, but the chaffing may still occur. Actually during my IMWI practice swim two days before the event I got the big cut on the back of my neck. Stupid me forgot the BG. I went a painful 2.4 miles that morning of the race, luckily the adrenaline numbed it some <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">.
 

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I always find if I pull the body of the suit up as much as I can in the back it relieves some of that pressure on the throat...I just kind of reach up over my shoulders and give it a good yank up. Seems to help.
 

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I have the same thing - I actually wore mine around the house for a while playing mental games and telling myself 'it's not that bad...' <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> I do find that once I get in the water things seem to loosen up and I forget about it. I've only done one tri with a wetsuit, but a couple of ow swims and I'm getting used to it. Oh, and I agree with above..don't forget the bodyglide.
 

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Make sure it isn't too tight. My first race I nervously pulled the velcro too tight, cinching myself in and then proceeded to have a major panic attack in the water. Lesson learned. Next race I calmed myself down and didn't choke myself prior to the swim<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Just don't do what I did in my first race. I loosened the neck while in the water, thereby allowing ocean water to enter the suit. I swam 1/2 a mile with a huge hump on my back. Lots of extra drag, defeating the whole purpose of the suit. Doh!<br><br>
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Don't sweat it. If you don't die before the end of mile 1, you'll probably survive maile 2. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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yeah I suppose. By the way Chris we have a roofing company here in Madison called CTW and I drive past the main office every night and see the bright red neon sign that says CTW roofing. I think of you all of the time!!!
 

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BodyGlide. Tons around the neckline, on the shoulders, armpits.<br><br>
Try to get some time wearing it in the water to get comfy. You really don't want to wear it first time in a race.
 

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We are actually having open water swimming clinics starting in may and then I signed up for an aquathon series this summer too so I will get plenty of use out of it.
 
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